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Sven-Goran Eriksson was born in Torsby in 1948. He played amateur football in the Swedish Third Division, before becoming manager at IFK Gothenburg, with whom he won the UEFA Cup. After spells with Benifica, Roma and Fiorentina, he moved to Sampdoria and then Lazio, whom he led to the scudetto in 1999. He was made England coach in Oct 2000.

Joe Lovejoy is the acclaimed football correspondent of The Sunday Times and Football Writer of the Year for 2000.